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Step back in time at the Destin History and Fishing Museum

Most anyone who has been here for any length of time knows the best deep sea fishing in the Florida Panhandle is just offshore of Destin. You can learn how Destin got its name as the World’s Luckiest Fishing Village as you explore history and more at the Destin History and Fishing Museum. The museum is chock full of noteworthy artifacts. Historical information dating back to the 1830s, along with environmental educational displays will entertain as well as educate visitors,...

Walton County fishing report for Dec. 5

Fishing is good Bay: Small trout, big redfish, and black drum. River: Too high right now. Click here for fishing forecast Bay and river report brought to you by Copeland’s. “Where the locals shop and the tourists are welcome.” Click here to find out more about Copeland’s. Copeland’s Gun and Tackle Shop 17290 U.S. Hwy. 331 S Freeport, Florida 32439 (850) 835-4277 Store hours: Mon. – Fri.: 6 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. Sat.: 6 a.m. – 4 p.m. Sun.: Closed...

Thomas Pilcher park reopens

On Nov. 21, 2018, Thomas Pilcher Park has re-opened to the public. The park received significant damage from Hurricane Michael and still remains partially closed along the western side of the park. However, all of the amenities on the eastern side are now fully accessible. These amenities include the boat ramps, long fishing pier, bathhouse, picnic pavilion, and parking stalls. Please note the travel flow for the park has been altered to bi-directional along the eastern side of the park,...

Walton County fishing report for Nov. 8

Fishing is good Bay: Lots of trout, redfish being caught all sizes. Good catches in the bayous River: Crappie, bass, and catfish. Click here for fishing forecast Bay and river report brought to you by Copeland’s. “Where the locals shop and the tourists are welcome.” Click here to find out more about Copeland’s. Copeland’s Gun and Tackle Shop 17290 U.S. Hwy. 331 S Freeport, Florida 32439 (850) 835-4277 Store hours: Mon. – Fri.: 6 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. Sat.: 6...

Walton County fishing report for Nov. 1

Fishing is good Bay: Redfish being caught. Seems as though the red tide has calmed down a bit. River: Crappie, bass, and catfish. Click here for fishing forecast Bay and river report brought to you by Copeland’s. “Where the locals shop and the tourists are welcome.” Click here to find out more about Copeland’s. Copeland’s Gun and Tackle Shop 17290 U.S. Hwy. 331 S Freeport, Florida 32439 (850) 835-4277 Store hours: Mon. – Fri.: 6 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. Sat.:...

Walton County fishing report for Oct. 26

Fishing is good Bay: Speckled trout and redfish being caught. Red tide evident in the bay with fish kills spotted. River: River still high and muddy. Click here for fishing forecast Bay and river report brought to you by Copeland’s. “Where the locals shop and the tourists are welcome.” Click here to find out more about Copeland’s. Copeland’s Gun and Tackle Shop 17290 U.S. Hwy. 331 S Freeport, Florida 32439 (850) 835-4277 Store hours: Mon. – Fri.: 6 a.m. –...

FWC Fish and Wildlife Research Institute tracking aggregations of redfish

FWC Fish and Wildlife Research Institute (FWRI) has created text notification system to track red tide effect on adult red drum. Large red drum (also known as redfish) form spawning aggregations of several thousand fish in coastal waters during September-November each year. FWC biologists need your help in documenting where these aggregations are occurring on Florida’s Gulf Coast and reporting any large red drum that are observed dead from now through the end of November. If you spot either adult...

Walton County fishing report for Sept. 27

Fishing is good Bay: Fall bite is on! Lots of redfish being caught, trout, flounder, and a few mango snapper! River: River finally down. Catfish being caught Click here for fishing forecast Bay and river report brought to you by Copeland’s. “Where the locals shop and the tourists are welcome.” Click here to find out more about Copeland’s. Copeland’s Gun and Tackle Shop 17290 U.S. Hwy. 331 S Freeport, Florida 32439 (850) 835-4277 Store hours: Mon. – Fri.: 6 a.m....

Walton County fishing report for Sept. 19

Fishing is good Bay: Lots of redfish being caught, along with a few trout reports, flounder and black drum River: River finally down. Catfish being caught Click here for fishing forecast Bay and river report brought to you by Copeland’s. “Where the locals shop and the tourists are welcome.” Click here to find out more about Copeland’s. Copeland’s Gun and Tackle Shop 17290 U.S. Hwy. 331 S Freeport, Florida 32439 (850) 835-4277 Store hours: Mon. – Fri.: 6 a.m. –...

Walton County fishing report for Sept. 7

Fishing is good Bay: Black drum, redfish, and a lot of mullet. Bay fishing coming back in line. River a bit high. Click here for fishing forecast Bay and river report brought to you by Copeland’s. “Where the locals shop and the tourists are welcome.” Click here to find out more about Copeland’s. Copeland’s Gun and Tackle Shop 17290 U.S. Hwy. 331 S Freeport, Florida 32439 (850) 835-4277 Store hours: Mon. – Fri.: 6 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. Sat.: 6...

Walton County fishing report for Aug. 29

Fishing is good Bay: Black drum, mixed bag of redfish slot side and bigger, good size trout, black tip sharks, and a few mangrove snapper. Offshore: All kinds of fish being caught if you can get out there. Click here for fishing forecast Bay and river report brought to you by Copeland’s. “Where the locals shop and the tourists are welcome.” Click here to find out more about Copeland’s. Copeland’s Gun and Tackle Shop 17290 U.S. Hwy. 331 S Freeport,...